***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

    Messages:
    3,239
    Likes Received:
    626
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    New Yawk
    I'd look into preordering the natural chromexcel, but natural chromexcel seems to vary significantly from how it looks out to the box to how it ages. Preordering a pair, particularly in my E size, would be risky

    I'd grab an Atom in 10E if I didn't already have the whiskey wingtips

    The suede longwings are classics - I wish they offered the snuff in E widths

    I own the Indy boots from them on commando soles that is on preorder, I highly recommend that boot for fall/winter.
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012


  2. mothball

    mothball Senior member

    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    493
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Cigar longwings from AoC today

    [​IMG]
     


  3. stevent

    stevent Senior member

    Messages:
    9,556
    Likes Received:
    1,431
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    

    I'd get the boots but depends on your preference. Much more of a boot man. Are you Cigar PTB from anatomica as well?


    yeah gonna email them about this again. Really really want that boot
     


  4. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

    Messages:
    3,081
    Likes Received:
    1,085
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Location:
    Detroit-ish
    

    I really like those Atoms quite a bit too. Decisions, decisions.


    Great choice! No pictures from me, but that was my footwear for the day as well.
     


  5. blue collar

    blue collar Senior member

    Messages:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    508
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Location:
    Toronto
    

    me too!!! :slayer:
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012


  6. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,576
    Likes Received:
    3,449
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    

    :/
     


  7. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

    Messages:
    9,161
    Likes Received:
    1,281
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    I'm considering on getting the Alden Indy 404 in Dark Brown Kudu. I want something a bit more water proof and something more suited for winter weather. I was wondering how one would go about caring for leather on this type of boot.I don't intend to spit shine it, however when it does come to polish would one even use polish on a boot of this type? If so what color?
     


  8. stevent

    stevent Senior member

    Messages:
    9,556
    Likes Received:
    1,431
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    
    Just use neatsfoot oil
     


  9. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

    Messages:
    9,161
    Likes Received:
    1,281
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Thanks.

    Scuffs and such just add character I take it?
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012


  10. tsekh

    tsekh Senior member

    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    

    obenauf heavy duty LP would also do a very good job.
     


  11. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

    Messages:
    9,161
    Likes Received:
    1,281
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Thanks.

    Yeah I've also seen this mentioned as well. I guess it just depends which one you have used and which one you prefer using.
     


  12. meso

    meso Senior member

    Messages:
    3,833
    Likes Received:
    857
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Location:
    Long Beach, CA
    Kudu is a tough leather, very waxy and durable. It will always have a matte finish so I would imagine obenauf's would be best rather than polish. I have a pair but haven't had them for long enough to warrant any treatment.
     


  13. neutrino

    neutrino Senior member

    Messages:
    766
    Likes Received:
    82
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2012
    Oh damn, I've been drooling around on those navy suedes in NYR's pics for months [​IMG]

    Another question: what do you guys say about that 405C vs a standard 403 Indy? Intending to wear them heavily in F/W in fairly foul conditions (or should I just go kudu instead [​IMG]).
     


  14. mikeharo

    mikeharo Senior member

    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    41
    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Location:
    Scranton, PA
    How long is the Leffot preorder open?
     


  15. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    9,936
    Likes Received:
    5,447
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    Breuckelen, NY 11209
    [​IMG]
    BBBF B;ack Shell LWB
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by